Current Scams & ID Theft Attempts
Scammers are always evolving! Check this page if you're unsure if something you
experienced was a scam or fraudulent activity.
Call Spoofing Attempts on Expedition Members - January 13, 2023
Expedition has recently received reports of call spoofing - scammers are imitating calls
that look like they originate from our local or 1-800 phone number.
Phone scammers often disguise
their identity by using illegal spoofing techniques
to send false information to your caller ID
display. To trick you into answering, spoofers may
use local area codes and numbers that look
Please be aware and if you receive a suspicious call from someone claiming to be from Expedition,
or our fraud department, asking for personal information, hang up & call us directly at
Expedition Credit Union, including our fraud department, will never call you and ask you for your
PIN, temporary access codes, online & mobile banking login information, credit card or debit
When you call us, we do ask for personal information so we can verify your identity and protect
your accounts - in those cases YOU INITIATE THE CALL, so you know you are speaking to an
Please be on alert for this scam!
Be extra cautious when anyone calls you and is asking for personal identifying information
For more information about call spoofing and other scams visit fcc.gov/spoofing.
Here are some good tips from the
FCC to avoid being spoofed:
- Don't answer calls from
- If you answer and it's
not who you expected, don't hang on, HANG UP!
- If a caller asks you to hit a
button to stop getting calls, just hang
- Never assume an unexpected
call is legitimate. Hang up and call back using a
number you can verify on a bill, a statement,
or an official website.
- Be suspicious. Con artists can
be very convincing: They may ask innocuous
questions, or sound threatening, or sometimes seem too good to be true.
- Don’t give out personal
information – account numbers, Social Security
numbers or passwords – or answer security
- Use extreme caution if you are
being pressured for immediate
- Ask your phone company about
call blocking tools for landlines or apps for
If the call turns out to be a scam, please report spoofing scams to law enforcement, the FCC and
FBI Fraud Alert
If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you could be involved in a fraud
or about to be scammed.
- Is the check from an item you sold on the Internet, such as a car, boat, jewelry, etc?
- Is the amount of the check more than the item’s selling price?
- Did you receive the check via an overnight delivery service?
- Is the check connected to communicating with someone by email?
- Is the check drawn on a business or individual account that is different from the person
buying your item or product?
- Have you been informed that you were the winner of a lottery, such as Canadian,
Australian, El Gordo, or El Mundo, that you did not enter?
- Have you been instructed to either “wire”, “send” or “ship” money, as soon as possible, to
a large U.S. city or to another country, such as Canada, England, or Nigeria?
- Have you been asked to pay money to receive a deposit from another country such as Canada,
England, or Nigeria?
- Are you receiving pay or a commission for facilitating money transfers through your
- Did you respond to an email requesting you to confirm, update, OR provide your account
Please note, Expedition CU employees will never call and ask for your Social Security Number,
CVV2 (the number on the back of your debit or credit card), or passwords. If the caller is
asking for these, you should hang up and call
us on the main number.
If you believe you’ve been involved in a scam, fraud, or have unusual charges on your
account, call us or send a secure message
through online banking immediately!